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  • Stocks Trade Mixed After Treasury Offer Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed after the Treasury offered to help prop up the auto makers after the Senate rejected the $14 billion bailout passed by the House.

  • Polls show Americans split on bailing out the U.S. automakers, a highly visible troubled sector in a country grappling with recession. Melvyn W. writes, "They must not be bailed out...

  • Layoffs Continue to Grow—Is Your Firm on the List? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 12:04 PM ET

    This week brought a slew of layoffs, including Dow component Bank of America, which said its planned job cuts may grow to 35,000 over three years after it completes its purchase of Merrill Lynch.

  • Stocks Hit by Fraud Case, Bailout Collapse Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled at the open as the market was weighed down by the Senate's rejection of the $14 billion auto bailout and news of a $50 billion fraud scheme on Wall Street.

  • Who's To Blame For Failure Of Auto Bailout? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 9:37 AM ET
    Bailout Denied

    "Karnac the Magnificent" I am not. Heck, for weeks I've been predicting Congress would ultimately come up with a bailout for the Big 3. So after the Senate shot down the aid package last night, it's no wonder my wife said to me, "Gee Einstein, guess you were wrong about what would happen on Capitol Hill."

  • White House "Last Stop" For Automakers? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    With the failure to pass an auto loan bill, the Treasury Department is now essentially the "last line of defense" for the auto makers. They can now provide a bridge loan through the TARP, or provide or guarantee a debtor-in-possession facility to fund a pre-packaged Chapter 11 proceeding.

  • Futures Slammed by Bailout, Bank Worries Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 7:54 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening for Wall Street as a plan to pour $14 billion into the cash-strapped auto industry failed in the Senate, leaving the White House searching for a solution.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Bank, Auto Worries Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower, led by financials after comments from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and as investors worried about the fate of the auto bailout.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Commodities Rise Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 3:44 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Thursday as a rise in commodities stocks offset pressure from a weak jobs report and a sharp drop in import prices.

  • Cramer's Call on GM, Ford Convertibles Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    We're not talking about soft tops here. Find out why preferred shares might be the best way to play the autos bailout.

  • Auto Bailout: Republicans Tap Into Worry Among Americans Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 10:00 AM ET
    Big 3 Bailout

    You have to give it to the Senate Republicans. Senators Shelby, Corker, Ensign and their colleagues in the GOP have been loud and effective in slowing down, if not jeopardizing the $14 Billion auto bailout package.

  • Where Senators Sit on Auto Bailout Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    One of the more fascinating things in big Congressional debates like the one currently surrounding the auto industry is understanding the motivation of particular legislators in supporting or opposing a bill.

  • Futures Add to Losses on Jobs Weakness Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a slightly weaker open Thursday, pushed lower by further weakening in the jobs market and a sharp decrease in import prices..

  • Stocks Close Higher After Late Rebound Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy shares and offset worries about the fate of the auto industry bailout.

  • Pros Say: Commodities to Lead Big S&P Rally Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 2:37 PM ET

    Murky signs: Markets had rallied Wednesday morning on the belief that an auto industry bailout was all but certain. But some GOP legislators are opposing the White House deal with congressional Democrats. A top analyst sees financials in critical condition until 2010, but a peer says he's been buying bank stocks and socking them away. And a CNBC guest said commodities are going to lead a 50% S&P rally.

  • Stocks Rally as Oil Regains, Tech Surges Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Stocks rode the enthusiasm over an auto makers bailout and a swift round of profit-taking to stage a rally Wednesday that offset some of the previous day's losses.

  • GMAC Hits Big Roadblock In Bid to Become a Bank Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    GMAC Financial Services, the financing arm of General Motors, said it hasn't raised enough capital to become a bank holding company and qualify for aid under the government's $700 billion bank rescue plan.

  • $73 an Hour: Adding It Up Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Seventy-three dollars an hour. That figure has become a big symbol in the fight over what should happen to Detroit, but is it reaaly what a UAW worker earns?

  • The "Car Czar" Needs A Big Hammer For Big 3 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 9:31 AM ET
    Alan Mullaly, Robert Nardelli, and Rick Wagoner

    If Washington approves this $15 Billion bailout by the end of today or tomorrow (and yes, I think that will happen) the question will turn to who becomes the "Car Czar." It will be a presidential appointment and it will be crucial to determining if this auto bailout actually works.

  • Stocks Pushed Higher By Auto Bailout Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 9:00 AM ET

    U.S. stocks looked set for a sharp jump higher at the open Wednesday, as a looming deal to bail out Detroit auto makers raised investor enthusiasm for the industry.